30 July 2014

Robe in the fast lane with Top Gear Live

Robe in the fast lane with Top Gear LiveEurope - Top Gear Live (TGL) - the show that presents all the adrenaline, excitement, humour, serious motoring stunts and moments of the top TV show in a breath-taking arena extravaganza - has just completed a whistle-stop European tour playing Prague, Budapest, Zagreb and Turin. Lighting designer Steve Sinclair lit this using nearly 200 Robe moving lights - and for the first time no generics - not even a single PAR can or Molefey in sight! The show saw TV show hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May and The Stig add ... More >>

Sennheiser swings with Robbie Williams

Sennheiser swings with Robbie WilliamsEurope - Robbie Williams spent much of April, May and June on tour throughout Europe promoting his latest album, Swings Both Ways, culminating in four nights at London's O2 Arena. Taking care of musical genres from jazz to rock was a comprehensive package of Sennheiser microphones and in-ear monitors. The tour's audio system was supplied by Britannia Row Productions and included 10 channels of Sennheiser SKM 5200 series handheld microphones with MD 5235 capsules and 22 channels of 2000 series in-ear monitors. "There were a lot of ... More >>

Sharpy hits right angle on Katy Perry tour

Sharpy hits right angle on Katy Perry tourWorld - When it came to lighting superstar Katy Perry's current Prismatic world tour, lighting and show designer to the stars Baz Halpin selected the Clay Paky Sharpy and Sharpy Wash 330 to create a series of surprise special effects. Engaging in a bit of theatrical trickery Halpin designed a series of 36 bespoke hydraulic flippers onto which are attached 36 individual Sharpy fixtures supplied as part of a lighting package provided by UK Neg Earth and US hire outfit Upstaging. The flippers are built into the sides of show's giant ... More >>

Elation Europe offers Pro Training Days in August

Elation Europe offers Pro Training Days in AugustThe Netherlands - Following Elation Europe's popular PRO Service Days in May, Elation Professional is offering Pro Training Days to be held 20 and 21 August at Elation's European Customer Care Center in Kerkrade, The Netherlands. Day One of the factory-authorized training will focus on Elation's Capture Polar lighting design software and Emulation/Emulation Pro lighting control software. Day Two will cover Elation's Zeus media server including the Arkaos Media Master Pro. The training will be headed by qualified Elation instructors and ... More >>

GLP impression X4 boosts German team's triumphant celebration

GLP impression X4 boosts German team's triumphant celebrationGermany - After winning a thrilling World Cup Final in Rio de Janeiro and the subsequent flight home in the 'Siegerflieger' (the victors' plane), nearly one million fans of the German national team gave them a memorable reception at the 'Fan Mile' in Berlin. Already in recent weeks up-to 500,000 football fans had celebrated their team's success on the Straße des 17 Juni in front of the Brandenburg Gate and along the Fan Mile. For the light show on the main stage, situated in front of the famous landmark, local company TLT Event AG was ... More >>

Clear-Com and Tadco collaborate in SA

Clear-Com and Tadco collaborate in SASouth Africa - Clear-Com has announced that Tadco, the South African audio distribution company, will offer the entire range of Clear-Com communications systems to the House of Worship, live entertainment and AV sectors in the Sub-Saharan African region. Clear-Com's intercom solutions, including partyline, digital matrix, wireless intercoms, and intercom-over-IP conferencing software, will provide the live production industry in the region of Sub-Saharan Africa with the dependable communication solution that it has been missing in the ... More >>

Equipson makes European distribution changes

Equipson makes European distribution changesScandinavia - Since 2010, Equipson and Yamaha Europe have been cooperating on a range of products under the WORKproCA brand, manufactured by Equipson and exclusively distributed by Yamaha across Europe. Today both companies have announced that this arrangement has been modified to focus the distribution of WORKproCA products on the Scandinavian markets of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland. From 1 September, the distribution of Equipson products will be managed directly by Equipson in all other European markets. "We have ... More >>

CT brings World Cup 2014 to Qatar

CT brings World Cup 2014 to QatarQatar - With just eight years to go until they host the FIFA World Cup in 2022, Qatar was keen to get as involved as possible in this year's biggest international football tournament. Qatar's Brazil 2014 Fanzone, was a specially built, open-air venue with a three tier retractable roof located in Katara Cultural Village. Using a prototype of one of the systems that Qatar is developing to use in stadiums when it is their turn to host the World Cup, the venue was cooled to ensure the environment, if not the atmosphere, was kept at a ... More >>

Club 88 upgrades lighting with support from PRG

Club 88 upgrades lighting with support from PRGUSA - Cache Creek Casino Resort, (CCCR), located in Brooks, CA, recently completed upgrading the lighting system in its popular entertainment hub, Club 88. Along with extensive audio and video production upgrades, the 700-seat multipurpose venue is now a premiere state-of-the-art performance space equally able to showcase entertainment acts as well as sporting events booked at the Northern California casino. Club 88's technical team wanted to move beyond the limitations of the original, more conventional lighting equipment. They were ... More >>

Rebelution freewheels with Chauvet Professional

Rebelution freewheels with Chauvet ProfessionalUSA - Rebelution has been reinvigorating reggae with an irresistible sun-splashed playful sound that's been acclaimed as being "easy on the ears." Its highly anticipated Count Me In Tour is offering something else too: a lightshow that's easy on the eyes and souls of the group's free spirited fans thanks to a colorful and quick moving design by LD Kenny Gribbon of Pulse Lighting that features Legend moving fixtures from Chauvet Professional. "Rebelution is on a roll, drawing big crowds, and riding high on the charts; so there's a ... More >>

Voice of Holland star chooses Lectrosonics

Voice of Holland  star chooses LectrosonicsThe Netherlands - Singer Barbara Straathof is enjoying unexpected success after her exposure in season 3 of the TV show The Voice of Holland. It was the third season of the Dutch reality singing competition, created by media tycoon John de Mol, and the first sophomore season ever of the show's format. After rising demand for her appearances following her participation on the show, Straathof's first professional decision was to choose a microphone system for her rapidly building live schedule. Barbara explained her choice of ... More >>

AV Stumpfl in Pink Floyd tribute spectacular

AV Stumpfl in Pink Floyd tribute spectacularAustria - Everyone is familiar with the idea of a rock concert, but few events take the word 'rock' as literally as the recent series of outdoor gigs staged in Norway by the Pink Floyd tribute band Puls. Against the dramatic backdrop of the Kilden-Fjaereheia quarry in Grimstad, the band played six sold-out nights to audiences who were wowed not just by the music but by the spectacular projection-mapped backdrop that was created courtesy of AV Stumpfl's Wings AV multi-image control technology. Event design and production for the Puls ... More >>

Amel Bent on the road with SSL Live

Amel Bent on the road with SSL LiveFrance - Pop star Amel Bent first took France by storm as a semi-finalist on the pop idol television show Nouvelle Star in 2004. Ten years later, she's still going strong. Currently in the midst of her Instinct Tour, Bent is performing to enthusiastic audiences across France and Switzerland, where a pair of SSL Live consoles, supplied by SGroup's Alès location, are handling FOH and monitors. Having previously worked with Christophe Willem, Zazie and 1789 Les amants de la bastille as PA tech, FOH engineer Thibault Maestracci ... More >>

Next HFA Series ready for delivery

Next HFA Series ready for deliveryPortugal - After extensive engineering work carefully tuning the system performance to, the new Next HFA Series are coming out from production. The most anticipated system on the series - HFA206P + HFA112s is officially ready for delivery now. This system uses an active subwoofer (HFA112s) to power the passive satellite (HFA206P). It is a system with a "fantastic ratio between the size and its sound pressure". The quality and the power of the system make it perfect for DJs and small systems for live music, says the company. The HFA ... More >>

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